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Living like Royalty at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess
The Fairmont Hamilton Princess takes its name from Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria, who called Bermuda “the land of eternal spring” after a winter visit in 1883. This inspired the developer to open a posh and stylish hotel in the tradition of those in Palm Beach and the Berkshires. The Hamilton Princess opened in 1885 as The Princess and quickly became known as the “Pink Palace.” Spacious rooms and suites with private balconies, marble bathrooms, and hardwood floors are fit for a king while soaker tubs, rainfall showers, and designer décor will thrill any princess. While popular with business and corporate travelers because of its city location, leisure travelers can enjoy a long weekend among the shops, restaurants, and nightlife of Front Street in downtown Hamilton. There is no beach in the city of Hamilton, but you can hop aboard the ferry to the Fairmont’s private beach in Southampton. Or, enjoy views of sailboats and luxury yachts in the harbour from the saltwater or freshwater pool. The Day Spa at the Fairmont Hamilton offers deep tissue massage, facials, specialty body treatments, and a full service salon. Koi ponds, a flattering coat of pink, and afternoon tea served with silver teapots and fine china are just an example of how the Fairmont has blended British hospitality and royal ancestry with island ambience to create the ultimate in pampering and supreme accommodations.
By Sandy Allen, AFAR Local Expert
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76 Pitts Bay Rd, HM08, Bermuda